Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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Forget Apple Hardware
by runjorel on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:15 UTC
runjorel
Member since:
2009-02-09

I say let the clone wars begin. I mean lets face it, there is nothing special about Apple Hardware. All Apple hardware is today is a PC with Steve Job's blessing. Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things. They make money with iPods, iPhones, etc. And truthfully, everyone knows that what makes a Mac a Mac is not the hardware, but the OS itself. I think Apple should keep making their hardware, but sell a PC version of OSX. Even if a PC version of OSX costs more, I think people would buy it like crazy!! Truthfully though...who makes money on hardware anymore? It's just becoming more and more of a basic commodity. And yes, I am a Mac user.

Anyway, there's my two cents.

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RE: Forget Apple Hardware
by WorknMan on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:31 in reply to "Forget Apple Hardware"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Even if a PC version of OSX costs more, I think people would buy it like crazy!!


Yup, I would. If nothing else, just so I could play around with it. They could just sell these babies at $100 a pop (or whatever) and say, "Unless you run it on Macs, we're not going to support it", and people like me would still buy it.

So they could essentially sell a shrink-wrapped copy for PC users and not even have to support it. Hell, what do they have to lose? It's not like I'm going to go out and buy Apple hardware just for the privilege of running it, so they're really losing money by not doing this.

Edited 2009-02-09 22:32 UTC

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RE: Forget Apple Hardware
by poundsmack on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:31 in reply to "Forget Apple Hardware"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things."

Actually, Apple makes most of its money on the hard ware side of things. infact, virtualy all the net profit from their Mac computer lines comes from hardware margins ;) . "the more you know"

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RE: Forget Apple Hardware
by javiercero1 on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:40 in reply to "Forget Apple Hardware"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

"Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things"

I stopped reading right after that.

Now, seriously... apple's business model for the most part is based around HW, not SW... the fact that they give a lot of their SW for free should have clued you into that "insight."

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RE[2]: Forget Apple Hardware
by tyrione on Wed 11th Feb 2009 22:02 in reply to "RE: Forget Apple Hardware"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things"

I stopped reading right after that.

Now, seriously... apple's business model for the most part is based around HW, not SW... the fact that they give a lot of their SW for free should have clued you into that "insight."


You're spot on. Apple's making 30%+ on hardware margins for several of their hardware products. They aren't making that with OS X. They are making some profit on software, but it's clear that the software drives the hardware sales.

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RE: Forget Apple Hardware
by atsureki on Wed 11th Feb 2009 02:35 in reply to "Forget Apple Hardware"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

I think Apple should keep making their hardware, but sell a PC version of OSX.


You're thinking of Be Inc. How's your plan working out for them?

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